Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells

4 Star Rating     3 reviews

Main Office:

555 Thirteenth Street, NW | Washington | DC | 20004

Phone: 202-637-5600 | Fax: 202-637-5910

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Year of establishment 2010 Number of partners 803
Number of offices 50 Partner to associate ratio 0.40
Biggest office Washington Percentage of women attorneys 41.50
Number of attorneys 2636 Percentage of minority attorneys 6.90
Number of associates 1833 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.10
Hogan Lovells
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Hogan Lovells Reviews

- Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Be prepared and do your best and they will welcome you into their tribe. Just ask questions if you need to!"

Pros: Having been here for 5 years, I can say that this is definitely the best firm I've ever worked at. Lots of opportunities for promotions.

Cons: You'll have to work hard here if you want to make it; they have no room for slackers here!

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

- Reviewed on October 24, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Give more opportunities for advancement. Provide a better work/life balance.

Pros: I love it there because everyone is treated with respect. There's a sense of family at the firm. I have mostly great memories from this experience.

Cons: Hours are long and there is a lot of overtime. There is not much room for advancement.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee


Hogan Lovells is a global legal practice that helps corporations, financial institutions, and governments across the spectrum of their business and legal issues globally and locally. We have over 2,500 lawyers operating out of more than 40 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States. We combine broad and deep transactional and dispute resolution capabilities enabling us to act on the largest and most complex transactions and cases around the world, with an exceptional regulatory practice, and world leading IP and commercial law capabilities. Hogan Lovells exists to help clients with all their most important matters around the world. We believe that our ability to see business from all perspectives allows us to help clients effectively in today’s – and tomorrow’s – challenging business climate. We provide a partner‑led service to ensure the highest quality. Our commercial and regulatory work gives us the insights and business edge that complements our work on transactions and disputes. We listen to our clients, tailoring our advice based on a deep understanding of their needs. This, combined with our knowledge of markets and industry sectors, provides the foundation for our advice.

Practice Areas

Hogan Lovells practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Administrative And Public Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust Competition And Economic Regulation
  • Antitrust
  • Competition Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Asset Finance
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Bribery Corruption And Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigations
  • Business Restructuring And Insolvency
  • Class Actions
  • Climate Change
  • Commercial
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Congressional Oversight And Investigations
  • Copyrights
  • Corporate Governance
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Derivatives
  • Designs
  • Direct Lending - Funds And Institutions
  • Domain Names
  • Education
  • Electronic Discovery And Information Risk Management
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Executive Compensation Employee Benefits And Share Incentives
  • False Advertising And Unfair Competition
  • Financial Institutions Group
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Food Drug Medical Device And Agriculture
  • Global Policy Advocacy
  • Government Contracts
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • Infrastructure Energy Resources And Projects
  • Insolvency Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade And Investment
  • International Trade Commission
  • Internet And E-Commerce
  • Investigations White Collar And Fraud
  • Investment Funds Group
  • Ip In Commercial Transactions
  • Ip Litigation Arbitration And Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Islamic Finance
  • Legislation And Political Law Compliance
  • Leveraged And Acquisition Finance
  • Licensing And Technology Transfer
  • Life Sciences Enforcement
  • Media Litigation And Counseling
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Outsourcing
  • Patents
  • Pensions
  • Privacy And Information Management
  • Privacy Litigation
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Projects Engineering And Construction
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Reits
  • Securities Litigation And Enforcement
  • Strategic Counseling And Portfolio Development
  • Structured Finance
  • Tax
  • Technology Contracts
  • Technology Media And Telecoms
  • Trade And Export Finance
  • Trade Secrets And Confidential Know-How
  • Trademarks And Brands
  • Uk And Eu Public Law And Policy
  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Government Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation And Arbitration
  • Pro Bono

Hiring Criteria

Hogan Lovells follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Hogan Lovells hires qualified candidates with outstanding performance. Superior academic credentials, particularly with respect to law school grades and class rank, and excellent written and oral communication skills, are required qualifications over and above the basic requirements. The firm encourages candidates with characteristics like demonstrated leadership skill, strong motivation, good judgment, the ability to work well with others, and an interest in community involvement.

The firm participates in job fairs and campus recruitment's. In 2011, the firm visited 10 law schools for campus recruitment's, while it participated in 2 job fairs during 2011.

Pro bono

The Hogan Lovells' pro bono practice helps those without access to justice or the means to hire lawyers, and to meet the legal needs of charities and non-profit social enterprises. 'The goal of Pro Bono Practice is to attain excellent results for clients in need,' the firm believes.

The firm has a separate pro bono practice group, staffed by a partner and several associates who are devoted exclusively to providing pro bono legal services and facilitating other pro bono efforts by firm attorneys. In 2010, 78% of associates in the Washington, D.C. office averaged 107 pro bono hours each. The firm will credit up to 100 hours of pro bono work for attorneys who bill at least 1,800 hours annually.

The firm encourages individual lawyers to volunteer and bring potential pro bono matters to the firm.

Hogan Lovells has an internal Pro Bono Team Fellowship program through which lawyers not assigned to the Pro Bono Practice can seek extraordinary hours credit for large pro bono matters. The firm budgets 5,000 hours annually to support the work of associates in offices all over the U.S. on large and complex pro bono matters, in addition to the usual hours credit that is provided.

Legal Jobs in Washington and Near Locations

Notable cases

  • Some of the notable cases by Hogan Lovells include the following:
  • In 2011, Hogan Lovells advised NextEra Energy Resources subsidiary Genesis Solar on the approximately $1 billion development of a 250 megawatt utility-scale solar thermal electric generating facility in Riverside County, California. The facility features parabolic trough solar thermal technology.
  • Hogan Lovells represented PricewaterhouseCoopers Bermuda in a successful defense against claims that the accounting firm had failed to expose Bernard Madoff's fraud when it audited him.
  • The firm represented telecommunications company PAETEC Holding Corp in its merger with fellow communications company Windstream Corporation in a transaction worth around $2.3 billion. The merger created a national telecommunications provider with over $6 billion in total revenue and a nationwide network of about 100,000 fiber route miles.
  • Hogan Lovells advised SABMiller Plc, in a $7 billion bond financing, the largest corporate bond offering in the U.S. market in the past two years, with the proceeds used to repay a substantial part of the Foster's acquisition cost.

Hogan Lovells Awards and Recognitions

Hogan Lovells has been conferred with some of the prestigious awards and rankings in the law circles.

Some of the notable ones include The Times Top 50 Employers for Women and Dealmaker of the year awards.

The firm has won Three Prizes at The Lawyer Awards 2012.

Hogan Lovells won Three Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards 2012.

The firm ranked in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the second consecutive year in 2012.

Hogan Lovells was nominated as Law Firm of the Year by Reactions Magazine.

The firm was shortlisted for Business Charity Awards in first year.

Hogan Lovells topped PLC Which lawyer? Insurance and Reinsurance Super League 2012.

It emerged as the dealmaker of the Year.


Hogan Lovells has a comprehensive strategy to enhance diversity and ensure an inclusive atmosphere, which utilizes both top-down and bottom-up approaches. Diversity is an integral part of Hogan Lovells.

The firm provides work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences can reach their full potential, regardless of factors such as race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability. Women and other minority partners hold key management positions throughout Hogan Lovells, including serving as office managing partners, heads of major practice groups, and chairs of key global committees.

Summer associate program

The firm offers summer associate programs in its Baltimore, Colorado, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. offices. The summer associates are assigned work by an attorney summer coordinator and are expected to complete 10 to 15 assignments in various practice areas over the course of the summer. The firm also holds a summer associate retreat in its Washington, DC office.

The firm extended offers to 92% of its batch of 87 for the year 2009, while that followed up with 100% offers to all 58 members of its 2010 summer class. Hogan Lovells delayed the start date for the Class of 2009 to November 2009, and some members of the class of 2010 voluntarily chose to take a one-year deferral to pursue public interest opportunities. The firm anticipates deferring 38 members of the incoming class of 2011 to fall 2012.

Working for the Hogan Lovells

Working at Hogan Lovells brings an opportunity to be a partner at the firm. Any associate working at least 67 per cent of full-time is eligible to be considered for advancement to counsel or partner.

The firm has two partnership tracks. Associates are considered for partnership eight years after law school graduation. Some associates are promoted to counsel before being promoted to partner. Attorneys working at least a two-thirds part-time schedule remain eligible for partner.

Seven associates and four counsel were made partner in 2009, while another five associates were elevated to counsel. The firm is known for its connections to both political parties, and in 2009, several partners left to join the Obama Administration, and former Senator John Warner joined the firm.


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